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Research using three epidemiological studies examining the relationship of wind turbine noise and adverse health effects.
Date: 2010

Investigates the relation between exposure to the sound of wind turbines and annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress of people that live in their vicinity.
Date: 2012

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Study examined effects of wind turbine noise in community sample. Perceived noise from wind turbines is associated with increased symptoms. This effect only occurred for those high in negative orientated personality traits. Actual noise from turbines was not related to symptom reporting.
Date: 2013

Photos and descriptions of wind farm development and construction.
Date: 2003
Based on the story of wind and its role in powering our world, #stickwindhere is the impassioned tale of how wind can and does free our energy future. Set in present day America, the future is yet unwritten and anything is possible. Scanning the landscape, it becomes clear that a resource capable of adapting to and accommodating our environment is…
Date: 2015-09-06T00:19:07.000Z

Taken from drone footage at the end of the #stickwindhere video

This report examines some of the costs, challenges, and key impacts of generating 20% of the nation’s electricity from wind energy in 2030. Specifically, it investigates requirements and outcomes in the areas of technology, manufacturing,
transmission and integration, markets, environment, and siting.
Date: July 2008

An explanation of the four titles from the 2008 Farm Bill that primarily affected renewable energy.
Date: 2008

Two veterans in the small wind industry, Mick Sagrillo & Ian Woofenden, review home-, farm-, business-, and school-scale wind turbines, with perspectives on the three most common mistakes to avoid and the three most important decisions you need to make for a wise buying decision. This article is a reprint from the June & July 2010 issue of Home…
Date: June-July 2010


A comprehensive overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.
Date: 2011

This report uses representative commerical project types to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States (U.S.) for 2013. Scheduled to be published on an annual basis, it relies on both market and modeled data to maintain an up-to-date understanding of wind generation cost trends and…
Date: 2015

Map showing the Midwest Wind Energy Center region, the locations of major wind projects, and the installed capacity by state in megawatts.
Date: 2014

Illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy…
Date: 2013

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) third annual Distributed Wind Market Report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the market along with insights into its trends and characteristics. By providing a comprehensive overview of the distributed wind market, this report can help plan and guide future investments and decisions…
Date: August 2015

"This annual report—now in its ninth year—provides a detailed over view of developments and trends in the U.S. wind power market, with a particular focus on 2014."
Date: August 2015

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Shows one turbine and 250 homes to illustrate capacity.
Date: 2011

For years, farmers in the United States have looked with envy on their European counterparts' ability to profitably farm the wind through ownership of distributed, utility-scale wind projects. Only within the past few years, however, has farmer- or community-owned wind power development become a reality in the United States. The primary hurdle to…
Date: November 2004

This study looked to find the exposure-response relationship between wind turbine noise exposure and the expected percentage annoyed residents and to compare it to previously established relationships for industrial noise and transportation noise.
Date: 2011

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Timeline of wind energy in Minnesota from the 1800s to 2006
Date: 2006

Visual impacts associated with wind development projects are often among the issues of greatest concern for surrounding property owners and the community. A guide issued by the Clean Energy States Alliance, A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects, provides an effective and objective aesthetic impact assessment review methodology…


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Location: Oregon

This permitting regulation category refers to the standards that apply to the service roads or construction roads of a wind project. Construction equipment for large, commercial-scale wind turbines can exceed the allowable weight and size for some rural roads and therefore counties may impose certain requirements in this category.

Turbine sizes: 225kW and 750kW. Aeronautica Windpower manufactures mid-scale 225kW and 750kW wind turbines in Durham, NH for the North American markets. These mid-scale turbines are appropriate for schools, industry/commercial, green communities, municipalities and agriculture.

Turbine sizes: 225 kW and 750 kW

Bundling several wind energy projects together so that they are treated as one larger project (when purchasing turbines, interconnecting, or maintaining a project, for example,) in order to spread out costs over more turbines or projects. This can have the effect of improving project economics.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a statutory requirement (Minn. Stat. §115D.15 and
§116.925) to report to the Minnesota Legislature biennially on the status of toxic air contaminants and
the MPCA’s strategies to reduce the emissions of air pollutants. The MPCA uses this report as an
occasion to discuss the most pressing outdoor air…
Date: 2015

This record indicates what categories have been addressed by a county ordinance. An entry for "yes" means that the topic was mentioned in the ordinance. Please consult the official documents for more details.